08/12/2014 10:21AM

Strapping Groom to bypass Forego defense


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Last year’s Forego winner, Strapping Groom, will not return to defend his title later this month, said trainer David Jacobson. Strapping Groom, idle since finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap on April 5, worked five furlongs in 1:07 here Tuesday.